NFL weather report, 49ers-Rams: What it means for fantasy football, betting on the NFC championship

The No. 6 seeded San Francisco 49ers will face the No. 3 seeded Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. ET in the NFC Championship Game. The game will take place at SoFi Stadium and will be televised on FOX.

The weather has to be extreme to have any real impact on games, but when deciding between two players you like equally, it can be a useful tiebreaker. What we really don’t want to see are winds of 20 mph or more. Rain can cause problems, but unless it’s a combination of high winds and rain, we generally don’t want to downgrade our fantasy football players too much.

Useful weather resources include the National Weather Service and Dark Sky, among others. Weather reports change throughout the week, so be sure to check on game day.

The weather projections in this room are current as of January 25 at 3 p.m. ET.

Is SoFi Stadium technically outdoor?

SoFi Stadium is technically outdoors as they have open sides, but it’s still a dome stadium at the end of the day. Earlier this season, there was a lightning delay in SoFi between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers. Many fans were confused about this delay, but it was because the stadium had this opening.

Projected weather for the 49ers game against Rams on Sunday


Partly cloudy, with a low of around 49 degrees.

Implications for the fantasy/the wager

Unless there is a lightning delay, the weather should cause no fanciful/betting implications for Sunday night’s game. The only way we will see the total or split move is based on what the public is betting on.

Dale D. Schrum