Eagles vs Bills Weather Forecast Could Have Massive Impact on Week 8 NFL Matchup

Zach Brunner
Buffalo Bills v Philadelphia Eagles
Buffalo Bills v Philadelphia Eagles /

After losing back-to-back games, the Philadelphia Eagles head to Buffalo to take on the 5-1 Bills. It could be a tougher game than normal, with weather expected to have a big impact, potentially affecting the coach's play calling and fantasy value of the players.

NFL Weather Report

Ahead of kickoff, the rain is pounding down on New Era Field, but should ease as we approach the game's start. However, the winds are supposed to pick up, with gusts as high as 25 mph expected, and consistent speeds of around 20 mph anticipated throughout the game.

A wet field and winds of this speed usually affects the passing game most. This means downgrades to both Carson Wentz and Josh Allen in fantasy this week, though Allen also racks up stats with his legs as well, averaging 31.7 rushing yards per game.

There are also downgrades to receivers, such as Alshon Jeffery for the Eagles, but especially to deep threats like John Brown for the Bills. When there is passing, expect to see quarterbacks target shorter routes, which benefits running backs and underneath receivers, like Cole Beasley.

With the downgrades of the passing game comes upgrades to the runners in this matchup. Both Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders should see plenty of work for the Eagles. Buffalo should lean on the trustworthy Frank Gore, with rookie Devin Singletary mixed in, as he works toward a bigger workload.

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