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Jeff McNeil is returning to fantasy relevance

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Despite going undrafted in some leagues and an ADP in the 300s, New York Mets OF Jeff McNeil has seen his fantasy value skyrocket, as Drew Silva explains.

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- Jeff McNeil went undrafted in many standard and shallower leagues this spring. His ADP on Yahoo was all the way up at 329. And sure, he was basically unusable in fantasy last year, with his 251 batting average and 679 OPS, with only seven home runs and three stolen bases across 120 games played. But if you set aside his 2021 production and look at the whole picture, the whole resume, McNeil was a great bet to bounce back and the batting average department and to generate at least some form of extra base hits, maybe not always homers, but doubles, and those tend to lead to strong RBI in runs scored totals. That's what he's done so far, carrying a 323 average into the second week of May, with seven doubles, a triple, a homer, one steal, 10 RBI's, and 15 runs in 28 games played. McNeil opened the season mostly batting eighth for Mets manager Buck Showalter, but he's scene starts out of the number three spot in the lineup lately, surrounded there by the likes of Brandon Nimmo, Starling Marte, Francisco Lindor, and Pete Alonso, all while helping the Mets reach 20 wins before any other team could.