Beginner Strategies | DraftKings Reignmakers PGA TOUR
One of the most popular new games in the fantasy world is DraftKings Reignmakers, which features NFT cards of players in all different sports! And while football was a major hit, DraftKings' latest reveal is Reignmakers PGA TOUR.
For an introduction to the game and to learn more about it, click here to read my intro article. After familiarizing yourself with the basics, hop back here to learn some beginner strategies!
Now that you're properly introduced to DraftKings Reignmakers PGA TOUR, it's time to cover some of the essential strategies to succeeding in the game. Below I'll cover some of the key focuses to building a competitive portfolio.
The Player Pool
Firstly, there are 209 golfers available in the GENESIS Reignmakers PGA TOUR set, the first one available for purchase. This may change with future sets, and I will update the player pool accordingly. Of the 209 players, three hugely popular names are missing from it:
- Jordan Spieth
- Rickie Fowler
- Justin Rose
I'm sure many of you are asking, why? While there is no confirmed answer, each player had to opt-in to the Reignmaker game, and one of their many sponsors may have precluded them from working with DraftKings in a direct capacity.
After removing these three them from the 209, the next most important step is to evaluate all 209 players. The most significant step in evaluating all 209 players is trying to predict their values, and the biggest factor in that is the golfer's expected schedule. Some of the players are sure to make some gamers unhappy, with around 25 percent of them only expected to play in four of the 27 events on the schedule.
Of the 27 events remaining (not including the fall calendar, which has a total of $700,000 in prizes, 13 of them are elevated events, and thus, all the best players are expected to play in them. However, 14 of 27 events, or more than 50 percent, will likely have very few "star" golfers, thus providing value for other golfers, not just the best in the world.
Lastly, on the player pool, and building lineups, it’s important to note the lineup requirements at each RARITY tier, as you are allowed to play a certain number of cards from the tier below. Here is that breakdown below:
- RARE lineups (1 CORE card allowed)
- ELITE lineups (2 RARE cards allowed)
- LEGENDARY lineups (3 ELITE cards allowed)
- REIGNMAKER lineups (3 LEGENDARY cards allowed)
Weekly or Seasonal Focus
With a guaranteed $10 million in prizes throughout the season, Reignmakers PGA TOUR game has a season-long aspect, which is intriguing. With only 70 players playing in the last three events, building a portfolio with a strong emphasis on golfers ranking in the top 70 in the FedEx Cup Standings will be imperative. While standings change every week, keeping up with them will be important to the total success of a portfolio.
But, with top prizes ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, there is also a fantastic weekly component to the game as well. So, while Jon Rahm may only play 13 times the rest of the season, his card and similar players will be necessary to compete in those final events.
All of this information will lead us to expected schedules and thus help us predict values, which will help us know who to buy and sell and look for in future pack or marketplace purchases. For more on expected schedules and values, check out my Reignmakers PGA TOUR content on fantasygolfbag.com.