Now that the dust has finally settled following the annual stampede that is the January transfer window Fantasy League takes a look at which players are actually worth considering for your team.
The transfer window has never been popular with Premier League managers and this season it seems they went off it all together.
Despite all the speculation and the deadline day furore, not a lot actually happened with most managers preferring to either stick with what they've got or simply offload the deadwood.
Of course the current economical climate also had an impact on the amount clubs were willing to fork out for new recruits.
Last year the top flight spent around £170 on fresh faces, but this year the total spend for the Premier League was just a little over £20m.
However some managers were able to pick out a couple of bargains during the January Sales, which is never easy at a time when clubs are unwilling to sell their better players.
Wigan and West Ham are separated by a solitary Premier League point and their managers were among the busiest on deadline day as they bid to avoid the drop.
They made some impressive acquisitions too and their latest employees may even be worth a place in your fantasy selection.
Gianfranco Zola is clearly on the lookout for goals and snapped up three new strikers before the window shut.
Two of the trio have Premier League experience, Mido has played for Middlesbrough, Wigan and Tottenham and Benni McCarthy scored 18 league goals in his first season at Blackburn.
The third of Zola's new strikers is Brazilian Ilan, who joins from French club St Etienne, and his modest scoring record suggests he may struggle to match the impressive points scoring Mido and McCarthy have recorded in the past.
Mido scored 47 Fantasy League points back in 2005/06 and McCarthy netted 56 points two years later.
Roberto Martinez focussed on improving his porous defence, signing two new defenders and a goalkeeper, having conceded the second most goals in the league so far.
Scottish defender Gary Caldwell moved to the DW Stadium and was quickly among the points, getting a goal and a clean sheet from his first three league starts.
Agile keeper Vladimir Stojkovic also joined the club, along with Ivory Coast defender Steve Gohouri, and will expect to see plenty of playing time with Chris Kirkland regularly missing through injury.
However, the most exciting player to walk through the doors at Wigan during the window is skilful midfielder Victor Moses.
The prodigious talent shone as an England youth international, but struggled to rediscover that form for Crystal Palace, until this season that is.
Moses hit top form during the autumn and scored some sensational goals, including a bicycle kick reminiscent of the brilliant Brazilian Rivaldo, and could flourish on the left-hand side for the Latics.
The 19-year-old is already targeting an England call-up.
Speaking of talented left wingers that have made the jump from the Championship, Manchester City spent a reported £7m on Middlesbrough's Adam Johnson.
The mazy dribbler enjoyed a breakthrough season in the second tier following his mentor Stewart Downing's switch to Aston Villa, bagging 11 goals and eight assists.
The former England U21 star has Premier League experience following his time with Boro and has the ability to beat defenders and score goals.
However, he may find playing time restricted at Eastlands, despite Robinho's return to Santos, with Martin Petrov and the in-form Craig Bellamy ahead of the 22-year-old in the pecking order.
Liverpool are battling it out with Manchester City for that final Champions League spot and they added to their squad by signing experienced Argentine Maxi Rodríguez.
The midfielder joined on a free transfer after falling out of favour at Athletico Madrid and shot to prominence in 2006 after scoring a sensational volley against Mexico in the World Cup.
The Reds, who let Andriy Voronin and Andrea Dossena leave for pastures new, play neighbours Everton at the weekend and the Toffees bolstered their ranks with two new players in January.
Powerful centre-back Philippe Senderos has joined on loan after spending time at Milan and falling out of favour at Arsenal.
The defender collected a clean sheet on his debut and could do more of the same if Everton continue their impressive nine match unbeaten run.
David Moyes also brought in America's record goal scorer Landon Donovan and the industrious forward is already a fans' favourite at Goodison Park.
Portsmouth were busy on deadline day, but were more concerned with getting players off their wage bill than bringing in someone that could save them from the drop.
Younes Kaboul went back to Tottenham, where he will expect to get plenty of playing time among an injury prone backline, and talented stopper Asmir Begovic left for Stoke, although he'll probably play second fiddle to Thomas Sorensen, for now at least.
Harry Redknapp had said he wasn't going to do any business during the transfer window, but couldn't resist wheeling and dealing as the deadline approached.
As well as signing Kaboul, he sent club captain Robbie Keane off to Celtic and piped his former club West Ham to the signature of one time Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen.
The Icelander struggled to settle at Monaco and arrives on loan, having racked up 234 points in his six seasons at Chelsea.
Tottenham also sent misfit Alan Hutton to Sunderland on loan, where he will join no-nonsense centre-back Matthew Kilgallon in a new-look defence tasked with bringing an end to the Black Cats dreadful form.
Sunderland, who haven't won in the league since November, also added popular striker Benjani, again on loan, and he comes in as an understudy to Kenwyne Jones.
Fulham are also enduring a torrid run and Roy Hodgson will hope his two new signings will prove to be as successful as Brede Hangeland was when he first took over the club.
Italy U21 international Stefano Okaka has moved to Craven Cottage from Roma, completing the deal the day after scoring for La Maggica, along with Nicky Shorey who rediscovered his best form on loan at Nottingham Forest after failing to impress at Aston Villa.
The Cottagers also took defensive prospect Chris Smalling back on loan from Manchester United after selling him for a reported £7m and he looks likely to play regularly until the end of the season.
Bolton brought in three ball-playing midfielders as Owen Coyle attempts to rebrand the tough tackling outfit with the likes of Manchester City winger Vladimir Weiss, MLS All-Star Stuart Holden and Arsenal wonder kid Jack Wilshere.
Speaking of Arsenal, lets not forget they re-signed veteran defender Sol Campbell on a free transfer, but it remains to be seen if he will actually challenge for a first team place.
Sam Allardyce hopes he can kick start the career of another precocious talent after signing Turkish playmaker Yildiray Basturk from Stuttgart.
The 31-year-old was once the creative force that inspired Bayer Leverkusen to the Champions League final and Allardyce intends to restore him to his former glory as he did with Jay-Jay Okocha and Youri Djorkaeff at Bolton.
And finally, Fantasy League managers will be intrigued to see Amr Zaki on the Player List once again following his explosive introduction to English football last season.
The Egyptian has joined Hull on loan and scored 10 goals at the start of the 2008/09 campaign for Wigan before crossing then manager Steve Bruce and suffering a drastic loss of form.