Fantasy Premier League 2013: Solid Values Sure to Blow Up This Season

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 9, 2013

SO KON PO, HONG KONG - JULY 24:  Jozy Altidore of Sunderland reacts during the Barclays Asia Trophy Semi Final match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at Hong Kong Stadium on July 24, 2013 in So Kon Po, Hong Kong.  (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)
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If you managed to snag solid values last season like Michu, Christian Benteke or Santi Cazorla, well, there's a good chance you won your fantasy Premier League season. 

While uncovering a sleeper like Michu can border on the maddening, there are always solid values to be found that, when added in conjunction with other productive players, will help you win your season. 

Below, I've compiled my three favorite values for the 2013-14 season. May they help bring you fantasy glory!


Jesus Navas, Manchester City

Alongside Isco at Real Madrid and a few other players, Jesus Navas is on my "best transfer of the summer" shortlist. 

While he won't be as cheap as the two players below him on this list—he'll set you back $7.4 in ESPN leagues—his output will make it worth the price. 

He has at least four goals and seven assists in four of the last six seasons, and 18 assists in the past two. On a Manchester City team with far more talent than he ever had to work with at Sevilla, he could see his production double. 

Navas is an excellent player. Don't let him slip by your fantasy team.


Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea

I have this funny feeling that Lukaku is going to end this season as Chelsea's primary striker. And with a price of $6.2 in ESPN leagues, he's worth stashing to find out. 

Last year he scored 17 goals in 35 appearances for West Brom. A year older and with better teammates, he could easily build on that total. 

Sure, Fernando Torres probably remains the incumbent forward—and Demba Ba is available as well—but Lukaku is a physical marvel and would provide Chelsea the big body atop the attack that could spark a few Didier Drogba flashbacks. 

He's a very, very good speculative add, and one I believe is going to blow up this season. 


Jozy Altidore, Sunderland

Yes, I'm excited to see what the American striker can do in the Premier League, especially when he comes at the cheap price of $5.5 in ESPN leagues. 

For a guy who scored 23 goals in 21 league games for AZ Alkmaar last season—and scored five goals in his last five games for the United States—the chance to hit the ground running for Sunderland seems high. He's in good form, and his price is very, very low. 

He's worth an addition for sure.