2013 Fantasy Basketball Stock Watch: Chandler Parsons Already on the Rise

By Ryan Heckman
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Early on this season, the Houston Rockets, and specifically Dwight Howard, are already quieting their critics. Over the past two years and into this summer, Howard gave us all one of the more annoying diva impressions we’ve seen in a while. After finally deciding on the Rockets, Howard looked to prove doubters wrong that he can still play at an elite level and compete for a championship with Houston.

After the first week of action in the books, the Rockets are 3-0 and looking great thus far. In fantasy leagues, one guy is already on the rise with his performances in the first three games.

Small forward Chandler Parsons was a guy pegged to really step up and break out this year with his best season yet, and already he is on his way. Having averaged 14.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, Parsons  is off to a great start.

On a roster with so many guys that could step in and step up each night, Parsons is improving game by game early on and had his best performance yet against the Utah Jazz in game three of the year where he finished with 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. In three games, Parsons is taking 11 shots per night. Imagine at this percentage if they can get him a few more in the future.

The shocking thing about Parsons’ play? He’s only shooting a little over 16 percent from beyond the arc. Just wait until he gets that under control, and he’ll be putting up even more (fantasy) points each night. Parsons is a great asset to any team right now and must be owned in all leagues.

If you’re looking for a trade early on in the season and need someone who is only going to get better, go out and try to get Parsons. He’s the real deal and will wind up having by far his best season yet as a pro.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.



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