His ERA is also inflamed, as Cosart allowed three earned runs on three hits and two walks in the first inning to bring his season ERA to an even 6.00 over 57 innings. His next start was scheduled for the penultimate day of the 2016 season, but that final start would seem to be in jeopardy now. If he does make the start, it would be on the road against the Diamondbacks, but he shouldn't be owned in even the deepest of fantasy leagues.
As previously suspected, it was poor play both offensively and defensively that led to the removal of Tomas from Saturday's game. Tomas made a throwing error in the outfield and also failed to hustle to first base out of the box on a dropped third strike. Heading into 2017, it will be interesting to see what the Diamondbacks do with Tomas. He's an awful defender even in the outfield, but with no DH and Paul Goldschmidt a stalwart at first base, there's nowhere to hide him. With 29 home runs this year, he's a much better fantasy option than MLB player, but his poor glove could cost him at-bats.
There are no less reliable sources than the players themselves, so take this with a grain of salt. Head coach Rex Ryan recently stated that “Odds probably not real good that he plays.” It also didn't help the situation that a teammate stepped on his ailing foot during a walk through. Keep a close eye on his status heading into the early slate as the Bills will host the Cardinals, but keep in mind that even if he plays, he could be limited or forced to exit the game early.
The 26 year old right-handed reliever has tossed 6.2 innings as a September call up for the Braves, but hasn't pitched since the 18th due to forearm soreness. With just a little over a week remaining in the regular season, it's unclear if he'll return to the mound at all. Either way, he holds no fantasy value.
Flores hasn't played in two weeks and with only a week remaining in the regular season, he hasn't recovered well enough to feel confident in a return before the playoffs. He's been a useful, versatile piece for the Mets this year, playing all over the infield and crushing left-handed pitching. If he is indeed done, he'll finish with 16 home runs, 49 RBI, and a .267/.319/.469 line over 335 plate appearances.
Tomas had made an error and didn't show much hustle out of the box on an at-bat, but he was apparently pulled due to an injury rather than poor play. He was replaced in right field by Socrates Brito in the bottom of the fifth inning. While his defense leaves a lot to be desired, Tomas has shown the boomstick that the Diamondbacks were looking for this year, slugging 29 home runs with a .270 batting average over 539 plate appearances.
Holliday hasn't played since August 11th due to a fractured finger. It's a positive sign that he's taking BP, although the soreness is a bit of a wet blanket. Anyone who's been counting on him for anything at this point shouldn't hold their breath that they'll get anything from him before the end of the season. The Cards are primarily focused on having him ready for a postseason run, but they need to lock up a wildcard spot first. In his age 36 season, Holliday has hit .242 with 19 home runs and 60 RBI in 107 games.
Holland has been injured and ineffective for the entirety of the 2016 season, so this move comes as little surprise. He's been especially bad over his last 14.2 innings, allowing 23 hits and 13 earned runs over that span. He'll work in long relief for now, but isn't even a lock for the postseason roster at this point. A.J. Griffin hasn't pitched any better than Holland, but he'll take over that slot in the rotation for the duration of the season.
Hunter was promoted from the practice squad on Tuesday to provide depth while the Giants deal with multiple injuries to their defense, but the Giants decided his services were no longer needed. The undrafted free agent will likely find himself back with the practice squad.
Williams was the roster casualty of Antonio Gates' injury. With Gates looking doubtful for Sunday's game against the Colts, the Chargers signed tight end Asante Cleveland as insurance. Williams was claimed by the Chargers off of waivers from the Giants on September 4th, but San Diego has enough depth even without Danny Woodhead to be able to cut Williams. He will likely latch on somewhere as running back depth, but he's proven to be an ineffective running back in the NFL.