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NFL experts predict: Week 8 upset picks, deadline trades and fantasy football sleepers

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Our panel of NFL experts predicts Week 8's biggest upsets, fantasy football flops and potential sleepers. Plus, they make a few predictions for the season.

Dive into our analysts' takes on who has been dominant, whom they're worried about and more.

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What's your top upset pick for Week 8?

Mina Kimes, NFL writer: Panthers (+5.5) over 49ers. Jimmy Garoppolo has just one more touchdown than he does interceptions this season; the ferocious Carolina defense has been forcing picks at the third-highest rate in the NFL. This should be a slugfest, but a couple of ill-timed throws could hand it to the Panthers.

Jason Reid, The Undefeated, senior writer: Cardinals (+10) over Saints. I know, I know. Teddy Bridgewater has been strong (seven touchdown passes and only one interception in his past three starts) in place of Drew Brees, the Saints have won five straight and they're undefeated at home (3-0). But the Cardinals have won three in a row. And just call it a feeling, but Kyler Murray could have a big day.