The forecast for today's Dolphins-Giants game calls for sustained winds of 20 mph with gusts of 25+. That's enough to impact the deep-passing and kicking games. Give slight downgrades to the QBs and Ks in this game. And the downfield prowess of WRs like DeVante Parker and Darius Slayton figures to be compromised.
The forecast for Thursday night's game between the Giants and Patriots calls for rain and wind gusts of 30+ mph. That's enough to impact the passing and kicking games. Hopefully you're not relying on anything in New York's passing game. We nudged QB Tom Brady and WRs Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon down the Week 6 Rankings -- but they all still sit safely inside starter territory in this pristine matchup. Try to avoid both Ks in this game.
The Giants have released K Mike Nugent. So Aldrick Rosas has won the team's kicking job. The Southern Oregon alum banged home all 8 of his FG attempts this preseason, including 47, 48 and 52 yarders. We'd go with a more proven K in fantasy lineups to open the year, but Rosas could emerge as a spot-start option.
The Giants have signed K Mike Nugent. He'll compete with Aldrick Rosas for the job. The G-Men have produced a top-5 fantasy K in 2 of the last 5 seasons, so the winner will be on the radar. But you should avoid the situation until we know who that will be.