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Predicting NFL Week 8 upset picks, fantasy football sleepers and flops, plus trade buzz and notes around the league

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Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season is here, and our insiders Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler are back to talk through the biggest storylines of the weekend and make sense of the upcoming NFL trade deadline, which is next Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Graziano and Fowler talked through the complicated Deshaun Watson situation, which they first detailed earlier this month. The Texans' quarterback faces 22 civil lawsuits by women accusing him of sexual assault and inappropriate behavior, but that hasn't quelled the interest from teams who still want to trade for him. The Panthers have emerged as a potential contender for Watson alongside the Dolphins.

Elsewhere, Graziano and Fowler tell us the latest they've heard on players who could be traded and teams that could be sellers. They also made upset picks for an interesting Week 8, predicted players to start and sit in fantasy this week and emptied their notebooks, with nuggets that include what's new with the Cowboys, Packers and Giants, plus whether the Eagles could make a quarterback change if things keep going badly.

Let's dig into Week 8's biggest questions:

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Trade buzz | Latest on Watson
Upsets | Fantasy flops | Underrated
Notebook: Everything we're hearing

Let's talk trade deadline: Who are the names you've heard most lately?