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Fantasy Premier League Transfers 2013: Top Roster Additions for Week 15

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  Bryan Oviedo of Everton (2nd on R) celebrates with his team-mates at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on December 4, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistDecember 4, 2013

Week 14 of the English Premier League season featured an exciting bunch of midweek battles, but a few individual performances are what caught everyone's eye.

Stars like Luis Suarez, Eden Hazard and Yaya Toure showed on Wednesday why they are among the most valuable players in fantasy leagues. Of course, these men have been great all year and are already heavily owned.

However, a few others stepped up their efforts in Matchday 14 and proved that they should be added to rosters going forward. Here is a look at lightly used fantasy players who should be added in all leagues in Week 15.

 

Bryan Oviedo, D, Everton

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  Luis Antonio Valencia of Manchester United competes with Bryan Oviedo of Everton during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on December 4, 2013 in Manchester, England.
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It is starting to look like Bryan Oviedo is set to become a big-time player for Everton. The 23-year-old defender has now earned the start in the club's last two matches and has come up huge in each.

After tallying a goal and an assist against Stoke City, Oviedo scored the only goal in an upset win against Manchester United. The 1-0 victory was the first for the club in Old Trafford since 1992.

While he might not score every week, he is still part of what has become one of the best defenses in the EPL. Everton have only allowed 13 goals in 14 matches and continue to post clean sheets, which will help your fantasy team.

As long as Oviedo continues to get playing time for this club, he will become a solid fantasy player for the rest of the year.

 

Frank Lampard, M, Chelsea

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Frank Lampard of Chelsea scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at Boleyn Ground on November 23, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike H
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While Eden Hazard stole the show in Chelsea's win over Sunderland, Frank Lampard also played a big part in the win. He scored the club's opening goal on a header and then added a beautiful assist on a back-foot pass back to Hazard.

Lampard is not a youngster trying to break his way onto the first team, but the 35-year-old veteran can still get it done. He now has four goals on the league season and has scored at least 10 EPL goals 10 years in a row.

This is a big accomplishment for a midfielder, and it allows you to get a lot of points for your fantasy team. With the talent around him, he will also contribute with assists and clean sheets.

Grabbing Lampard would be a way to get an elite fantasy option while saving money compared to the top alternatives.

 

David Marshall, GK, Cardiff City

NORWICH, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  David Marshall of Cardiff City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Cardiff City at Carrow Road on October 26, 2013 in Norwich, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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While it is certainly risky picking up a goalkeeper on an inconsistent team like Cardiff City, David Marshall could be a smart addition to fantasy owners looking to save some money for the rest of their team.

Marshall has done well against clubs on the bottom half of the table, earning clean sheets against Swansea City and Norwich City. This continued on Wednesday, as he helped his side to a scoreless draw against Stoke City.

In Week 15, Cardiff will face Crystal Palace, who are the only club in the EPL yet to reach double-digit goals to this point in the year. Even on the road, this is a favorable matchup for Marshall.

Although it would not be smart to start the 28-year-old keeper against a squad like Arsenal or Manchester City, putting him in your lineup against weaker opponents is a great way to get the most out of your squad.

 

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