Patriots, Seahawks among NFL division winners predicted by Twitter
Twitter says it determined the expected winners by counting the number of tweets throughout training camp mentioning team names and keywords related to winning. Along with the Patriots in the AFC East and the Seahawks in the NFC West, the Twitter data predicts the Pittsburgh Steelers as winners of the AFC North; the Indianapolis Colts as winners of the AFC South; the Kansas City Chiefs as winners of the AFC West; the Philadelphia Eagles as winners of the NFC East; the Green Bay Packers as winners of the NFC North; and the New Orleans Saints as winners of the NFC South.
Last season in the AFC, the Patriots, Steelers and Colts all won their divisions. In the AFC West, the Chiefs finished second behind the Denver Broncos. In the NFC, the Packers and Seahawks won their divisions, while the Eagles finished second to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East and the Saints finished second to the Carolina Panthers in the NFC South.
Twitter also pulled data on the most mentioned players during training camp, along with keywords related to fantasy football. Below are the top 10 fantasy players who should be drafted according to Twitter’s data:
1. WR Antonio Brown, Steelers
2. QB Andrew Luck, Colts
3. WR Julio Jones, Falcons
4. WR Calvin Johnson, Lions
5. RB Le'Veon Bell, Steelers
6. RB Jeremy Hill, Bengals
7. QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers
8. WR Dez Bryant, Cowboys
9. RB Eddie Lacy, Packers
10. WR Demaryius Thomas, Broncos