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  • ryanprzy

    They’re better than the NFL achievements but lagging behind the NHL ones in my opinion, and FAR behind the MLB and MLB postseason achievements.

    The most lucrative “possible” NBA achievements are the ones for 3-pointers and double-doubles but they require so much volume that they’re virtually unattainable.

    My only interest in these achievement programs stems from recuperating as much of the sky-high cost of DK’s rake as I can. I don’t think there’s a lot incentive in this fresh batch of NBA achievements to justify playing a higher volume of entries.

  • Njsum1

    Imo….DK’s achievements are fantastic for lower volume players. All you need to do is complete the Ironman and you’d be getting all the rakeback you need. Each Ironman is worth about $105. Also….Dk doesnt have to offer anything. People would still play.

    If you wanted to go for higher level achievements (outside of the Ironman) yet didn’t feel like it was worth it to significantly up the dollar amount you play to achieve them, you can do more dime time entries, as those count as well.

    Have and always will be a big fan of DK achievements and how they help lower volume players hang around long enough to become better and grow their bankroll.

  • yisman

    @Njsum1 said...

    Imo….DK’s achievements are fantastic for lower volume players. All you need to do is complete the Ironman and you’d be getting all the rakeback you need. Each Ironman is worth about $105. Also….Dk doesnt have to offer anything. People would still play.

    If you wanted to go for higher level achievements (outside of the Ironman) yet didn’t feel like it was worth it to significantly up the dollar amount you play to achieve them, you can do more dime time entries, as those count as well.

    Have and always will be a big fan of DK achievements and how they help lower volume players hang around long enough to become better and grow their bankroll.

    Each Ironman is worth about $45.45

  • Njsum1

    @yisman said...

    Each Ironman is worth about $45.45

    Ahhhhhh…but it puts you into diamond level rewards which is worth an additional 60

    🤔😁

  • yisman

    ok it’s worth noting that that is for people starting from zero. Your example would have to be someone who doesn’t play DFS at all but decides to play every day to get the Ironman.

    For RG posters it wouldn’t be worth diamond entirely, as it would be worth the difference between diamond and the level they’d otherwise be attaining (gold or platinum).

    for me it’s only worth 45.45, which is why I said that. I make diamond each month anyway so the ironman doesn’t get me anything in terms of daily rewards.

    I am also not the only one like this. I am sure there are many others out there who get 25k-60k crowns a month. Ironman doesn’t help as it still leaves you so far from Black that it’s not even worth trying.

  • Njsum1

    @yisman said...

    ok it’s worth noting that that is for people starting from zero

    for most players it wouldn’t be worth diamond entirely, as it would be worth the difference between diamond and the level they’d otherwise be attaining (gold or platinum).

    for me it’s only worth 45.45, which is why I said that. I make diamond each month anyway so the ironman doesn’t get me anything in terms of daily rewards.

    Well you’re a very high volume player.

    I specified for low volume players in my post. And the likely level a low volume player achieves without an Ironman is gold, which is worth like $5. That’s why I said it’s great for low volume players in my initial post. And for a low volume player an Ironman achievement is worth around a $100.

  • rgriffin37

    @Njsum1 said...

    Well you’re a very high volume player.

    I specified for low volume players in my post. And the likely level a low volume player achieves without an Ironman is gold, which is worth like $5. That’s why I said it’s great for low volume players in my initial post. And for a low volume player an Ironman achievement is worth around a $100.

    I fall into the category of a low volume player that ends up on the Gold tier every month. Bumping up to diamond a few months a year is really nice and totally worth the daily NHL, NBA and MLB entries. I know next to nothing about NHL but I’m playing the dime contests every day both to get the ironman but also as a way to learn the sport. It does seem though that the non-ironman achievements have decreased in quality. Some of them are really pointless. The Jack of All Trades NBA achievement this year requires playing two contest styles in a day and the highest achievement is 550 crowns ($1 value) for 145 days. I assume the goal is to encourage people to play Showdown and Tiers who otherwise would not play those formats but I just can’t see how that would move the needle at all for anyone, so why bother offering it? That said, I’ll be happy and appreciative as long as they continue offering the 25k crowns for the ironman in MLB, NHL and NBA. The rest of them are what they are and generally won’t impact my play at all.

  • bigwillie20

    Has anyone figured out how many regular season days there are yet? The ironman for 25K crowns is for 164 days and I didn’t know if you could afford to miss any days or not.

  • yisman

    @bigwillie20 said...

    Has anyone figured out how many regular season days there are yet? The ironman for 25K crowns is for 164 days and I didn’t know if you could afford to miss any days or not.

    The regular season will begin on October 22, 2019 and will end on April 15, 2020.

    That’s 177 days. From that, you need to subtract however many days we miss during the All Star Break (although the rookie/pro and ASG games would count as days played if you play those contests). Also subtract Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

    Aside from the ones I mentioned, I believe there’s at least one game each day. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  • hcassidy

    @yisman said...

    The regular season will begin on October 22, 2019 and will end on April 15, 2020.

    That’s 177 days. From that, you need to subtract however many days we miss during the All Star Break (although the rookie/pro and ASG games would count as days played if you play those contests). Also subtract Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

    Aside from the ones I mentioned, I believe there’s at least one game each day. Correct me if I’m wrong.

    Edit: Sorry, this was for the NHL Achievements. If I have time before work tomorrow I will try and break down the NBA.

    There is a 3 game break from Dec 24-26 and then the AS Break Jan 23-26. There is 1 game to played on Thanksgiving Day, NJ @ Montreal.

    The Achievement is for 174 days played, The season started October 2, 2019 and conclude’s April 4, 2020. By my calculations this is the breakdown of each month not including anything from the ASG Weekend. Oct. 30 days, Nov. 30 days, Dec. 28 days, Jan. 27 days, Feb. 29 days, March 31 days, Apr. 4 days. Totaling 179 calendar days.

  • hcassidy

    Had some time so did the NBA real quick(these calculations do not account for the ASG festivities that you can play as well)

    The NBA achievement is for 164 days, Season starts October 22, 2019 and concludes April 15, 2020. Monthly Breakdown is as follows:
    Oct. 10 days, Nov. 29 days, Dec. 30 days, Jan. 31 days, Feb. 23 days, Mar. 31 days, Apr. 14 days. Totaling 168 calendar days.

  • dreamweaver1984

    so i ran 150 unique lineups both of the first 2 days, and in order to get the 3 point maxed out, id need to do 4x that every day all season long…at current pace id get 498k.. so prob at min 650ish lineups a day needed to give yourself a good shot. (slighty less if you prioritized 3 point shooters in all 600+ lineups

  • yisman

    @dreamweaver1984 said...

    so i ran 150 unique lineups both of the first 2 days, and in order to get the 3 point maxed out, id need to do 4x that every day all season long…at current pace id get 498k.. so prob at min 650ish lineups a day needed to give yourself a good shot. (slighty less if you prioritized 3 point shooters in all 600+ lineups

    wow….

  • cjeagle3

    That’s insane! I don’t see why anything that’s not achievable by maxing out a 150 tournament every day should even be contemplated let alone 650 lineups a day. At $1 a contest that 650*160=$104,000 dollars to win $135.

  • dreamweaver1984

    to be fair, you can make ALOT of .10c lineups if you wanted
    but alot of them would be useless, because most of them you would have to win to get whatever the (ticket) prizes are..

    but it would cut the cost down substancially

  • dreamweaver1984

    its about the same for the double doubles too.

  • TheDataDetective

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    I’m a big fan of DK’s achievements, missions, etc. I wish all of the sites put as much effort into fun promos like these. And being a NJ resident, I hope they introduce achievements to their sportsbook/casino offering. I personally prefer the contest formats on FanDuel and FantasyDraft, but DK’s promos keep me coming back.

  • yisman

    @TheDataDetective said...

    I’m a big fan of DK’s achievements, missions, etc. I wish all of the sites put as much effort into fun promos like these. And being a NJ resident, I hope they introduce achievements to their sportsbook/casino offering. I personally prefer the contest formats on FanDuel and FantasyDraft, but DK’s promos keep me coming back.

    they have missions in the DK sportsbook, although mine haven’t appeared in 5 days or so. I’ll have to ask.

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