LeBron James looks poised for a big week

After bouncing back from injury and carrying the load with Anthony Davis sidelined, LeBron James looks to be poised for a big week, says Raphielle Johnson.

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- LeBron James made his return to action Friday night in San Antonio, after missing five games with a strained groin. He was decent in his first game back, playing 33 minutes and finishing with 21 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, and 1 3-pointer. But he also turned the ball over 9 times in an 11-point victory over the Spurs, one shy of his career worst number.

Fantasy managers should not be concerned about the turnover count for two reasons. One, this is the first time he accumulated more than four in a game this season. Two, James bounced back in a big way the following night against the Spurs, playing 35 minutes with Anthony Davis sidelined due to a calf contusion. James shot 7-for-12 from 3, and finished with 39 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 1 blocked shot.

With the Lakers playing four games without any back-to-backs in week seven, fantasy managers who have LeBron rostered are in a good spot.