Fantasy Premier League Transfers 2013: Top Roster Additions for Week 16

Shehan PeirisCorrespondent IIIDecember 9, 2013

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  Bryan Oviedo of Everton (top) celebrates with team-mate Sylvain Distin 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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Success in fantasy premier leagues is all about finding value. You have to buy low and sell high. Players like Luis Suarez are among the league's leaders in scoring, but their price tags are sky-high at the moment.

Here are some cheaper players whose form and situations will result in impressive numbers to help your team in Week 16 and beyond.


Jose Fonte, Defender, Southampton

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01:  Jose Fonte of Southampton tackles Ramires of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on December 1, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Southampton have been a surprising team in the EPL this year, and much of their success has to do with a defense that has only conceded 14 goals in 15 matches. They have also recorded six clean sheets, which means big fantasy points for their defenders.

Fonte has scored the 11th-most fantasy points of any EPL defender (60 points), but he’ll only cost you £5.3 million.

In addition, the centre-back has started 14 of his club’s 15 games and hasn’t been subbed off in any contest, getting his owners cheap points.

The Southampton defense is for real, so pick up Fonte while the value is still there. His price will soon start to rise to match up with his production.


Bryan Oviedo, Midfielder, 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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Leighton Baines’ fractured toe was a big blow for Everton, as he will probably miss significant time due to the injury.

Luckily, it opened the door for Bryan Oviedo, who has started every game since Baines’ injury. He’s taken full advantage of the opportunity, scoring two goals and adding two assists in just three games, including a late game-winner to give Everton their first win at Old Trafford in 21 years.

Oviedo has shown his skills as an attacker and also happens to play for a club that has recorded the most clean sheets in the EPL this year, which adds to his fantasy value.

The midfielder will currently cost you £4.4 million, and that’s tremendous value given that he’ll be starting for at least the next month.

In addition, the emerging Costa Rican star is playing so well that he may force manager Roberto Martinez to keep him in the starting lineup once Baines returns from injury.


Loic Remy, Forward, Newcastle United

NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 23:  Loic Remy  of Newcastle United gets off a shot despite the attentions of Leroy Fer of Norwich during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St James' Park on November 23, 20
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Remy has been fantastic for the Magpies, scoring eight goals in 13 games while adding a couple of assists. Those numbers have given him 76 fantasy points so far, which ranks fifth out of all the forwards in the EPL.

He won’t contribute a ton of assists, but the striker is a clinical finisher and has plenty of opportunities in Newcastle’s attack (six games with five or more shots).

In Week 16, Remy faces a Crystal Palace defense that has given up the fourth-most goals in the EPL. The forward is poised to rack up points in Week 16 and beyond.


All scoring stats and prices are from the Premier League's official fantasy player list.