The weather has been a pretty significant headline for the Wild Card weekend for the NFL playoffs as the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins are set to play in some historically cold conditions. However, that is the only game impacted as the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers will have to wait for their game.
On Saturday, it was announced that the game that was set to kick off on Sunday afternoon at 1 PM has been moved back to Monday afternoon at 4:30 PM. The NFL will now have two games each of the next three days with the first game being between the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans later today.
The primetime game will be that Chiefs and Dolphins game later Saturday. On Sunday, the first game will now be at 4:30 PM between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers followed by Matthew Stafford's return to Detroit as the Los Angeles Rams are set to square off against the Lions.
The final day of Wild Card weekend now has the Bills and Steelers with the Eagles and Bucs the final game on Monday night.
Notable impacts for Daily Fantasy Sports during Wild Card Weekend
The shift of the game certainly has notable impacts on anyone playing single-day slates. The Bills and Steelers were likely players to avoid due to the snowstorm.
However, with the game now on Monday the weather won't be as much of a factor. According to Weather.com, snow is expected to stop in the morning and winds are not as tough as they will be on Sunday.
It makes players like Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris are now intriguing options while also doubling the player pool for Monday's slate of games and giving people a lot more choices.