Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers NFL Weather Report: Will We See More Wet Weather in San Francisco?

What does the Lions vs. 49ers NFL weather report suggest in terms of fantasy decisions around Brandon Aiyuk, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and others?

We saw the weather play an impact in the Divisional Round in San Francisco last week, but are we set to see a repeat in the NFC Conference Championship Game? While we never expect extreme weather conditions at Levi’s Stadium, we know that wind and rain can impact games, but will we see anything concerning this week?

Let’s examine the NFL weather report for the Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers game and see whether the forecast could cause fantasy football problems during the contest.

What Is the San Francisco Weather Forecast for the Lions vs. 49ers Game?

  • Temperature: 68-75 degrees
  • Precipitation: <10% chance of precipitation during the game
  • Wind: ~5 mph sustained northeasterly winds

The weather forecast is from the National Weather Service and correct as of 4:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Quite simply we could not have asked for better conditions for the NFC Championship Game. Current weather conditions are for comfortable temperatures, almost no chance of any precipitation, and wind speeds that will be barely noticeable in the stadium itself.

That is great news for both offenses, who will be delighted to have calm and dry conditions in which to operate. We saw how the rain impacted the game between the 49ers and Packers last week, with Brock Purdy even trying to dry his hands during his dropback at one point during the game. That does not look like being an issue at all this week.

That is great news for anyone playing conventional fantasy or DFS this week. As you would likely expect, we see the best scoring conditions in games that see no rain and wind speeds of 5 mph or less. The average number of points scored in games played in those conditions is 44.97, with the over hitting 52.7% of the time.

Therefore, if you are making decisions over whether to start Brock Purdy, Brandon Aiyuk, George Kittle, Jared Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown, or Sam LaPorta, this is great news. If you are playing a contest that involves both games this weekend, then any Lions or 49ers should get a 10-15% bump with them set to play in the superior conditions.

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From a betting perspective, the data suggest a slight lean to the over, but with a projected total over 50, that is somewhat baked into the line. It would make sense to consider teasing the line down and taking the over in this one if you can find a partner for that play.

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