3 value plays in second window for DFS in Week 13

These are one player for each of the three Sunday afternoon games that are good value plays in DFS.
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I can't believe it's already Week 13 of the NFL season. I can't believe it's already December. Thankfully I have come to terms with the fact that it's not butter so I am more than ready to dive into the Week 13 DFS value plays.

Take a break from the holiday shopping, hold off another pint of Christmas ale and let's take a look at one player from each of the three second window Sunday games to round out your DFS roster that won't bust your budget.

Cade Otton, Tight End, Tampa Bay Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Carolina Panthers in a matchup of two teams with just one win in their past five games. Heck, Carolina only has one win all season, but they come into this game sans Frank Reich as special teams coach Chris Tabor takes over as head coach for the final stretch of the season.

Will a new coach in Carolina make much of a difference for the final five games? Probably not, but we'll let those in Panthers nation wrestle with that question. I'm eyeing a Buccaneer for a solid DFS value play in this game.

If you're playing a Sunday Afternoon Only DFS contest it's very likely you're grabbing 49ers Tight End George Kittle at $6,200 for San Francisco's marquee matchup at The Link in Philadelphia against the Eagles. That's fine and totally understandable, but if you load up on guys like Jalen Hurts ($8,200), Christian McCaffery ($9,000), and A. J. Brown ($8,000) and looking to bargain shop at the tight end position then set your focus on Buccaneers tight end Cade Otton.

In his second year in the league the former Washington Husky is well on pace to surpass his rookie season numbers in receptions, targets and receiving yards and has been averaging 4.5 targets a game. Quarterback Baker Mayfield has shown confidence in Otton most of this season including a three-game stretch during weeks 7,8 & 9 where he saw at least 6 targets a game. Otton was able to capitalize on those targets big time in the Week 9 game at Houston where he hauled in six of nine targets for seventy yards and two of his three touchdowns on the season.

For Carolina's part, they've defended pretty well against tight ends as through eleven games only Detroit's Sam LaPorta has done real damage as he scored two touchdowns in Week 5 on only three receptions for forty-seven yards. As bad as Carolina's record is you can't necessarily blame the pass defense for their disappointing season.

The Panthers rank fifth in the league in passing yards allowed per game at 179.6 sitting between the Chiefs and Cowboys by that metric. It's going to be a sunny, warm afternoon in Tampa for the game making Otton's $3,200 price tag all the more appealing.