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NFL experts predict: Week 9 upset picks, fantasy flops, more

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Did Eagles give up too much for Golden Tate? (1:35)

Tim Hasselbeck and John Fox break down the Eagles' trade for WR Golden Tate. (1:35)

Our panel of NFL Insiders predicts Week 9's biggest upsets, fantasy flops and potential sleepers.

Plus: Our favorite moves from the NFL trade deadline, the most exciting players to watch and our preferences between Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.


What was your favorite deadline trade?

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.