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DFS NBA Position Coach: February 26
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Reggie Jackson Headshot

Jackson is dealing with neck spasms and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Celtics, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

This is the first we've heard of Jackson's injury, but the fact that he's not being ruled out right away likely means it's not an extremely serious issue. He'll continue to receive treatment and then test it out during pregame warmups, so we may not get a final word until just before tip-off. If Jackson were to sit out, Ish Smith would likely be promoted to the top unit and would be expected to take on a significant workload.
4:08 pm (EST)
Clayton Kershaw Headshot

Kershaw said that his back was "all good" after making his one-inning appearance against the White Sox on Saturday, the Orange County Register reports.

Kershaw has insisted that his back is healthy heading into this season, so much so that he was very dismissive when reporters asked him about it after Saturday's game. The three-time Cy Young winner was limited to 21 starts last season due to back issues, but it sounds like the injury is his rear-view mirror. Owners can rest easy knowing that the top pitcher in fantasy is completely healthy heading into the season.
4:02 pm (EST)
Sergei Bobrovsky Headshot

Bobrovsky was confirmed as the starter for Sunday's game against the Rangers in NYC.

The Russian has been one of the best tenders in the league this season, with a 2.21 GAA and .925 save percentage on the year. Sunday's matchup with the Rangers will be an unstoppable force against an immovable object, as Bob faces off against a Rangers team that averages 3.34 goals per game at home.
4:02 pm (EST)
Pedro Baez Headshot

Baez (thumb) is nursing a bruised thumb that he sustained during live batting practice last week, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

The good news is the x-rays came back negative for Baez, but the thumb injury will keep the setup man from throwing unrestricted for a little while. He missed a bullpen session on Friday and was able to throw at about half-speed on Sunday. With the extended camp, the Dodgers will likely ease him back slowly, as the 28-year-old will again play an important role in their bullpen in 2017.
4:01 pm (EST)
Dan Vogelbach Headshot

Vogelbach went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles in Saturday's 13-3 Cactus League victory over the Padres.

The 24-year-old is vying to platoon with lefty masher Danny Valencia at first base this season, and got his spring off to a strong start with Saturday's effort. Vogelbach packs plenty of power on his 6-foot, 250-pound frame, and worked all offseason to sharpen his defensive skills in anticipation of his expected role in 2017.
4:00 pm (EST)
Jean Segura Headshot

Segura went 1-for-2 with a double and run scored in Saturday's 13-3 Cactus League victory over the Padres.

Hitting out of the two-hole, Segura made an immediate impact with a line-drive double to left field in the first, eventually coming home on Nelson Cruz's three-run blast later in the frame. It was an ideal start for the offseason acquisition, who the Mariners are counting on as a formidable presence in front of Robinson Cano and Cruz near the top of the order. Given his demonstrated ability to pack the box score and the menacing pair hitting behind him, Segura could be in for an even more explosive campaign than 2016, when he compiled a whopping 68 extra-base hits with the Diamondbacks.
3:56 pm (EST)
Kevin Durant Headshot

Durant (hand) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the 76ers.

Durant continues to deal with a bruise on his non-shooting hand, which kept him sidelined for Saturday's game against the Nets. There's a chance he misses a second consecutive game against the 76ers, although we should get another update on his status following Monday's morning shootaround. Patrick McCaw drew the start in Durant's place Saturday and would likely do so again if he's held out. Otherwise, look for Andre Iguodala, who logged 26 minutes Saturday, to also potentially see a bigger workload.
3:52 pm (EST)
Calvin Pickard Headshot

Pickard was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday due to a stiff neck.

Pickard was the confirmed starter for the contest before a stiff neck resulted in a late change. Jeremy Smith replaced him between the pipes, picking up his first career NHL victory in the game. His next chance to retake his place between the pipes comes Tuesday against the Flyers, but the team should update his status again before then.
3:51 pm (EST)
Nelson Cruz Headshot

Cruz went 1-for-2 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 13-3 Cactus League victory over the Padres.

Cruz got his spring off to a momentous start by taking Padres starter Paul Clemens deep in the first inning. The veteran slugger played four innings overall and will be back in action in Sunday's rematch. The Mariners have stated they'll get Cruz and fellow Team Dominican Republic teammate Robinson Cano plenty of work before they depart for the WBC in March.
3:45 pm (EST)
Curtis McKenzie Headshot

McKenzie was held without a point in Sunday's loss to Boston. He registered seven penalty minutes, two shots and three hits.

McKenzie has not been seeing enough ice time to make it worth taking a gamble on him. The 7:53 he played Sunday means he has been at 9:49 or less in five straight games, as well as seven of the last eight. He has also registered points in just one of the last nine contests.
3:40 pm (EST)
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