Can Week Five's stars keep it going?

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Our weekly look at the next matchups for last week's highest scoring fantasy players.

Kyle Orton
Week Six: at Falcons

This week should tell us just how much worse the Lions defense is than the rest of the league. The Falcons are no defensive juggernaut, but it's doubtful Orton will shred Atlanta like he did Detroit last week. Still, going up against another less than stellar defense means Orton could be in for a second consecutive productive fantasy game. We're not going to advise you to start him outright, but he's not a bad option if your normal quarterback is on a bye.

Clinton Portis
Week Six: Rams

Once thought of as a fantasy team killer, Portis appears once again to be one of the league's best running backs, and, more importantly, a top notch fantasy producer. The last two weeks, against good defenses in Philadelphia and Dallas, Portis has combined for 266 yards and a touchdown. This week he's going against a much weaker defense in St. Louis. Portis is probably a must start every week, and that's is certainly the case on Sunday.

Andre Johnson
Week Six: Dolphins

After accounting for only five catches for 67 yards the last two weeks, Johnson finally had a breakout game last week against the Colts. Johnson gained 131 yards and caught his first touchdown of the season. With quarterback Matt Schaub expected to return, Johnson could be in for another big game against Miami this week.

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