Fantasy Football: 5 players who need a bounce-back game in the worst way

One of the AFC's top QBs is struggling

Two players from the Green Bay Packers make the list

Will anyone on the Giants be fantasy worthy?

Seattle Seahawks v New York Giants
Seattle Seahawks v New York Giants / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages
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Entering Week 5 of the NFL and fantasy football season, there are some players who, if on your roster, have been nothing but dead weight. You're either winning in spite of them or they are costing you games.

Two players who needed a "get right" performance were Justin Fields and D.J. Moore of the Chicago Bears and boy did they get right against the Washington Commanders on Thursday night. The QB-WR duo put up massive numbers and if you happen to own that stack in your fantasy league, you have basically already won your game this week.

Looking at the slate for Week 5, these five players would benefit in a huge way from that same kind of game and so would your fantasy team.

Joe Burrow
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) passes against the Tennessee Titans during the second / Andrew Nelles / The Tennessean / USA

Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals

The Arizona Cardinals have been better than advertised so far this season, but in four games, Joe Burrow has been really bad, so he has to find a way to expose their defense.

In four games, Burrow has completed just over 57 percent of his passes, thrown for 728 yards (182 per game), two touchdowns and two interceptions. Now, it's pretty obvious why he has looked so bad and his numbers are so low. The calf injury he sustained early in training camp was clearly quite serious and he is playing at far less than 100 percent, hurting his own team and your fantasy team in the process.

If he plays poorly again this week, he won't even be a good start over the most marginal of QBs in fantasy. Yes, guys like Kenny Pickett and Jimmy Garoppolo will make more sense until Burrow is at full strength.

Many owners may already be done with Burrow until this happens, and who can blame them? But he is still one of the best QBs in football (when healthy) so it's hard to sit him. However, if he has the same kind of stat line this week that he did last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans (165 yards, 0 TDs) you won't have any choice but to play almost any other QB.