Our panel of NFL Insiders predicts Week 9's biggest upsets, fantasy flops and potential sleepers.
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Matt Bowen, NFL writer: Golden Tate to the Eagles. Tate's route running and versatility can be highlighted in the Eagles' offense. He will be a middle-of-the-field target for Carson Wentz, and his ability to create after the catch can lead to explosive plays on high-percentage throws. Think quick passing game here, with targets off RPO concepts (bubble, pop pass) and the inside verticals from a slot alignment.
Dan Graziano, NFL writer: Demaryius Thomas to the Texans. It's great for everyone involved. The Broncos aren't going anywhere this year, weren't bringing Thomas back next season for $14 million and addressed their future at the position in the draft. The Texans needed someone after Will Fuller V was hurt, and while Thomas doesn't do exactly what Fuller did for them, he offers another option in a pass game who thrives when those options are myriad. Thomas goes from a 3-5 Broncos team to a 5-3 first-place Texans team that has won five games in a row. Everybody's happy. I like when everybody's happy.