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BBL Fantasy Round Four Preview

Round four lockout is close. Get Nic’s tips for your BBL Fantasy team.

Sorry for the delay everyone, here is this week’s round four preview.


If you have any of these players in your team, get them out.

  1. David Willey – will return to international duties
  2. Brad Haddin – shown he can’t perform at this level any more
  3. Dwayne Bravo – done for the season with a hamstring injury
  4. Adam Voges – potential injury that could see him out for 2-3 weeks
  5. D’Arcy Short – he’s maxed out his value and it’s time to downgrade and cash in.
  6. Eoin Morgan – also returning to international duties.

On the Chopping Block

Andre Russell’s fall from the best Fantasy player of BBL05 to where he is now has been staggering, BUT I’d be willing to give him one last week. Hold him and if he doesn’t perform, swap him for Aaron Finch in the Renegades’ double game round this week. Shane Watson looked like a man who hasn’t played cricket in 12 months, but I’d give him another week too. T20 is a game of luck at times and you should give both of these guys another week. Kumar Sangakkara would also be on this list if it weren’t for his price.

Double Game Strategy

If you don’t have Chris Lynn in your side this week, you’re in for a world of hurt. It’s as simple as that. Brendon McCullum is probably also someone who will be in the majority of teams. If you’re looking for a POD, try Mitchell Swepson who will only cost you $57,600.


Keep DPP on Your Bench

At this stage of the year, your team is bound to become a little disjointed from using three trades every week, mostly on double game players. You should try and make sure you have a DPP link on your bench because it opens up your team for trades and covering byes or injuries. If you can maintain it, you’ll have an edge going into the back end of the season.

Round Four Captains

After my number one captain option was carried out on a stretcher last round, I’m a little hesitant to go again, but let’s breakdown the best options.

  1. Chris Lynn – no explanation needed…
  2. Brendon McCullum – if for some reason you don’t have Chris Lynn or you want to go against the grain, McCullum is the next best option from the Heat.
  3. Glenn Maxwell – yes he only scored one point last round, but this is Glenn Maxwell we’re talking about and the fact he’s opening the batting makes this even juicier.
  4. Mitchell Marsh – Marsh has a three game average well over 50 and if you want to go with someone from leftfield, he’s a safe option.
  5. Mark Steketee – Steketee is the pick of the Heat bowlers in terms of captain’s options. He’s been almost the breakout fast bowler of the competition and could score big across two games.

Let’s be honest, you’re putting Chris Lynn captain.

Good luck in round four! Hopefully you’re doing better than me.


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    January 2, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I think Willey is still playing this round, then heads back to international duties after that.

    • Nic Negrepontis

      Nic Negrepontis

      January 2, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Willey and Morgan have one more game, but if you want to save yourself the trade, i’d do it now. Especially with two teams having byes next week.

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        January 2, 2017 at 8:48 pm

        No they interviewed Morgan last night, they leave on the 5th so Roy, Morgan and Billings will play, but unfortunately Willy just misses out.

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          January 2, 2017 at 10:21 pm

          Scorchers twitter confirmed willey will play on the 5th

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    January 2, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Darcy short has a double game week coming up. Surely he’s worth hanging onto?

    • Nic Negrepontis

      Nic Negrepontis

      January 2, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      He’s reached his max price. I’d be getting rid of him unless you plan on using him on field – which is risky.

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        January 2, 2017 at 9:37 pm

        I’m glad Ive kept him on my bench. Double game week coming up. Hopefully youve helped make him more unique for me ;)

        • Nic Negrepontis

          Nic Negrepontis

          January 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

          Haha I think we’ve learned to back him in when he plays in Hobart.

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    January 2, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    You missed Jason Roy out of your trade outs… I’m keeping him and Willey and dumping Morgan Bell Bravo this week. Will have 1 donut come next round but I don’t think I’ll be the only one.

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    Disco DB

    January 2, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks Nic-Neg. Any idea when the Aussies (Finchy, et al.) leave BBL for ODI duties?

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    Disco DB

    January 2, 2017 at 5:20 pm

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    BBL Maestro

    January 2, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Best option out of the following?
    Zampa, Faulkner, Stoinis, Laughlin and McKay?

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      Disco DB

      January 2, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      Faulkner ahead of Stoinis. Will always get 4 overs and bats ahead of Stoin.
      Laughlin has selection issues, McKay looking old, not sure about Zampa.

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    January 2, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    How sure is everyone that Willey is playing this week?

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    January 2, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    How sure is everyone that Willey is playing?

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    January 2, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Get rid of Short…….

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    January 3, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Question, if I have short on my bench as emergency and I move a non playing player onto the field would I get Shorts score even though I changed it after he has played?

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    January 5, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Will ian bell be selected in the england squad has anyone heard yet??

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    January 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Is the round 5 preview coming out?

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    January 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm

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