BBL Fantasy Break Evens – Round 8

Updated: January 15, 2018

It has now been 7 rounds of BBL and as always we have had plenty of great cricket, controversy and more dropped catches then you would normally see in an under 10’s game!  We’ve had 12 games decided in either the last over or by less than 6 runs, the decision to give a player out for obstructing the field and of course all the headaches around international selection.  But all that means nothing now coming into the toughest two rounds of the year.  If you haven’t planned for this, you are going to find it tough.

Break Evens

What we have done is worked out – roughly – what the most relevant Break Evens may be going into this round.

Now for the disclaimer: these are not perfect as we do not know the exact formula.  However, we do believe we have it close enough to give us a good idea of what a players’ Break Even may be.  Do not use these as 100% correct, they are to be used as a guide to help you with trading.  Of course there are still other factors to consider, but this is one worth considering too.


Player Break Even Price
Cartwright -70 $45,700
Bancroft -37 $41,000
Cutting -12 $61,500
Maxwell -9 $94,200
Coleman -5 $38,200
Christian 3 $53,700
Hughes 4 $52,000
Boyce 9 $49,500
Handscomb 9 $30,900
Short 10 $122,600
Steketee 10 $73,100
Peirson 11 $34,200
Paris 14 $35,400
Wade 17 $54,200
Ross 18 $35,500
Abbott 19 $60,700
Pietersen 24 $63,400
Maddinson 24 $54,100
Carey 30 $73,400
Vince 31 $53,800
Worrall 32 $66,800
Henriques 33 $53,800
Green 41 $76,700
Hastings 44 $60,900
Sandhu 47 $52,100
Laughlin 52 $65,000
Silk 53 $55,100
Wildermuth 54 $65,900
Agar 56 $95,600
Siddle 57 $67,300
McCullum 60 $73,400
Faulkner 61 $56,500
Patterson 61 $54,500
Nair 62 $65,500
Nabi 64 $96,600
Fawad Ahmed 67 $81,100
Voges 68 $32,800
Neser 73 $86,700
Botha 74 $57,500
Lyon 77 $87,600
Klinger 77 $58,500
Braithwaite 78 $80,500
Swepson 79 $65,200
McCleneghan 98 $61,900
Stanlake 107 $78,500
Shah 111 $75,800
Khawaja 115 $111,400
Khan 120 $103,000
Dunk 126 $59,500
Johnson 129 $89,700
Watson 131 $80,600
Turner 134 $64,900
Archer 137 $98,700
Bravo 138 $95,500


The Most Relevant

Ben Cutting

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Has a good BE, but isn’t in the greatest of form this BBL.  With a total of 3 teams with two games this round, may be worth looking elsewhere with his price.

Darcy Short

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Short has been the revelation of the tournament so far by quite a margin.  We don’t use the term ‘must have’ in BBL Fantasy much as we know how much luck is involved, however if there has ever been a must have on paper, Short is it right now.  The problem though, is if you don’t have him, you will find it hard to get him in at that price.

Matthew Wade

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Wade started off the tournament very slowly but has worked his way back into it.  In his past 3 or so games he has started scoring really well and batting up the order.  Depending on how your wicket keeper position is looking, he is worth a look.

Alex Ross

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After this years biggest controversy being given out obstructing the field, and probably the correct decision based on the rules was made, he offers a huge risk and probably a huge POD here, but extremely cheaply priced and he is still batting fairly high up the order.  If you are looking at needing a cheaper player to use money to get in more premium players with your other trades, he is probably the best of the bunch to go with.

Moises Henriques

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Moises has come back from his time away from the competition and he has looked better then he has at any other point.  His first game he looked good with both bat and ball.  Well priced, especially for this rounds DGW, so depending on what you are looking for price wise, he is well in the mix.

Brendan McCullum

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With the bash brothers broken up for the majority of this season, and many coaches still rueing the decision to bring in Lynn which is probably the worst trade scenario this season, Baz hasn’t been quite himself of the past.  However, he has shown signs that he is just on the cusp of a big innings or two.  He is a must consider for this round.

Jofra Archer

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Jofra got off to a great start in the competition, but has slowed down quite a bit in the past few weeks.  He needs wickets to get the big scores he started out with, but teams have now realised that he isn’t one to target, so his wickets have dried up.  Very common in this format of cricket, but buyer beware also.

The Bye Teams

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It is a huge round this round with three teams having byes: Renegades, Scorchers and Thunder.  This is going to make for some hard trading, and if you haven’t planned around that, may also leave you short on field.  This is the premiership quarter right here to see who will hold and who will fall.

The Dual Game Round Teams

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This round we are also blessed with having three teams having dual games.  Heat, Hurricanes and Sixers all have three games so hopefully your planning has been strong enough to load up on these players.  You do need to be careful though as the Heat have a bye next round and the Sixers the following round, so don’t overdo those players.


So that is it again for this round.  Any questions do not hesitate to hit us up on Twitter or Facebook.  Good luck over the next four rounds.  I think we will all need it.

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Written by Zane Scheffner (@OTLS_Zano).

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