Which NFL Players Are Fantasy Football Junkies Discussing on Twitter?

The National Football League season kicks off Sept. 6

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The National Football League season kicks off Thursday, Sept. 6, but it’s already primetime for fantasy football leagues.

Twitter shared some data on the players, experts and fantasy football sites that are generating the most buzz on its platform.

Most-mentioned No. 1 overall picks (players paired in tweets with terms referring to the first pick):

  1. Todd Gurley
  2. Le’Veon Bell
  3. Ezekiel Elliott
  4. David Johnson
  5. Saquon Barkley

The most-mentioned players overall were:

  1. Gurley
  2. Antonio Brown
  3. Josh Gordon
  4. Aaron Rodgers
  5. Rob Gronkowski

Rookies generating the most fantasy buzz are:

  1. Barkley
  2. Royce Freeman
  3. Derrius Guice
  4. Ronald Jones
  5. Rashaad Penny

Most-tweeted-about sleepers (mentioned in tweets with terms like sleeper and breakout):

  1. Chris Godwin
  2. Freeman
  3. Patrick Mahomes
  4. Corey Clement
  5. Corey Davis

Most-mentioned fantasy football experts:

  1. Field Yates
  2. Evan Silva
  3. Matthew Berry
  4. Brad Evans
  5. J.J. Zachariason

Most-mentioned fantasy providers:

  1. MyFantasyLeague.com
  2. NFL
  3. ESPN
  4. Yahoo
  5. CBS

And the most-mentioned fantasy sites:

  1. Rotoworld
  2. The Fantasy Footballers
  3. FantasyPros
  4. Pro Football Focus
  5. 4for4

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.