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Russell Wilson, Odell Beckham, J.J. Watt are 2016's most valued athletes on social media

Wed Jan 11 07:06:40 EST 2017 | Sports Illustrated
Russell Wilson, Odell Beckham Jr. and J.J. Watt have been named the Most Valued Athletes on Social Media of 2016 by 120 Sports and MVPindex. The ranking, which includes U.S. professional and Olympic athletes, used an algorithm to measure the athletes' social media reach (fans, followers, impressions), engagement (likes, comments, shares, retweets, favorites) and conversation (positive/negative mentions) throughout 2016. The NFL was the most represented league on the list, with football players c..

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Russell Wilson, Odell Beckham Jr. and J.J. Watt have been named the Most Valued Athletes on Social Media of 2016 by 120 Sports and MVPindex. The ranking, which includes U.S. profes..
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