NFL Week 2 WeatherMap

Check out how weather will impact fantasy lineups and wagering decisions in Week 2

Check out how weather will impact fantasy lineups and wagering decisions in Week 2
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Welcome to week 2. This week we have a few more weather concerns than we did last week. Heat will be more widespread this week imparting a negative effect on defense. It's a lot tougher to chase guys around in the heat than it is to run knowing where you are going. Additionally rain and storms will be a possibility in Miami as a tropical depression or storm moves by Florida this weekend. Right now it looks like the storm itself should move out before Sunday but there will still be some lingering thunderstorms behind it. One potential concern would be lightning as delays could throw a wrench into the flow of the game for the teams.

This week you will also notice a new addition to the map. In games where winds will be 10 mph or more I have included a diagram in the game information displaying the wind direction in relation to the field. As we get into fall and winter this will become more important as wind will become more of a factor.

Finally, if you prefer not to scroll through the map, you can click the small arrow at the top left corner of the map and it will bring down a menu where you can click each game individually.

Recap if you missed last week: Above you will find an interactive map with pins for each outdoor game this week overlaid with forecasted precipitation. Clicking on a pin will display weather and fantasy impact information for the game.

As always if you have any suggestions or questions you can find me on Twitter @stephenuzick.

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That's five straight losses for Houston. Composite Getty Image.

Pete Crow-Armstrong hit a tiebreaking two-run homer for his first major league hit, and the Chicago Cubs swept the Houston Astros with a 3-1 victory on Thursday.

Nico Hoerner had three hits and Mike Tauchman went 1 for 1 with three walks as Chicago won for the fourth time in five games. Hayden Wesneski (2-0) pitched 2 1/3 perfect innings for the win in relief of Javier Assad.

Houston has lost a season-high five straight and eight of nine overall. At 7-19, it is off to its worst 26-game start since it was 6-20 in 1969.

First-year manager Joe Espada was ejected by plate umpire Jansen Visconti in the top of ninth.

Crow-Armstrong was recalled from Triple-A Iowa when Cody Bellinger was placed on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with two fractured ribs. The 22-year-old outfielder, who is considered one of the team’s top prospects, made his big league debut last year and went 0 for 14 while appearing in 13 games.

He picked a perfect time for his first major league hit.

Houston had a 1-0 lead before Dansby Swanson scampered home on a fielder’s choice grounder for Miguel Amaya in the sixth.

Espada then replaced Rafael Montero with Bryan Abreu, who threw a wild pitch with Crow-Armstrong trying to sacrifice Amaya to second. Crow-Armstrong then drove his next pitch deep to right, delighting the crowd of 29,876 at Wrigley Field.

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