Spiller was brought in as insurance due to Thomas Rawls continued injury issues. While he landed on a 53-man roster, Spiller just isn't all that good. He can be left on the waiver wire outside of deep leagues.
Boling got tied up with a Dolphins defender and experienced an injury to his left arm. He will be reevaluated in the locker room and the Bengals should update his status soon.
Marte has been in and out of the lineup over the last month of the season, but Pittsburgh has decided to officially shut him down. He had a strong year for the Pirates, batting .311 with nine home runs, 46 RBIs, and 47 steals. He'll be a top 40 pick in all formats next year.
Mercer is dealing with a forearm issue and because the Pirates aren't playing for anything, the team feels there is no reason to push Mercer. He will finish the season with a .256 average and 11 home runs.
This will be the final game of the season for Pittsburgh and it's pretty wild that Vogelsong will be getting the start. He was brought in last winter as a stopgap in the fifth starter's spot, but between injuries and trades, Vogelsong will close out the 2016 season for the Pirates. Vogelsong has an ERA of 5.00 over 23 appearances, 13 of which were starts.
This is good news for Harkless and the Blazers, but we'll see how this translates into game action. Harkless averaged 18.7 minutes and 6.4 points per game in 2015-16, but saw an uptick in minutes during the playoffs last season.
Gordon continues to recover from an ankle sprain that he suffered prior to training camp. He will continue to push through, but is already behind as he gets ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. If Gordon is unable to start when the season begins, Mario Hezonja will receive the bulk of the playing time at small forward.
Votto was hit in the chin on an errant throw after legging out a double. He experienced noticeable bleeding and the Reds decided to pull him out of the game. There's a real chance that he could be back on Friday, but if Cincinnati decides to hold him out again, he'll at least play in one of the Reds' final two games of the year.
Toles has appeared in 46 games for the Dodgers this year and is batting .311 with three home runs and 15 RBIs. This is no small feat for Toles considering that this is his first cup of coffee in the major leagues. He will serve as a bench bat and defensive replacement for the Dodgers.
It sounds as though the Warriors want Durant to be the focal point in their offense and rightfully so. With so many mouths to feed, we will see how this plays out over a full season. Durant should see at least 20-25 shots per game in a lethal Warriors offense.