PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19: Nathan Fyfe addresses the media during a Fremantle Dockers AFL Press Conference at Victor George Kailis Oval on November 19, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Here are the top contenders for this season’s Brownlow Medal award.

Nat Fyfe’s early form in 2019 has placed him favourite as one to take out the Brownlow in 2019. Averaging 31.5 disposals in the first two rounds and the influence he has in contents all around the ground, has seen the former winner pegged to notch up his second medal. His aerial ability as well as his strength amid contests allows Fyfe to break free or draw opponents, that will free his teammates. The departure of Neale also means that Fyfe must pick up the workload to fill the void that he left, which may see him rise to the standard that saw him win the medal in 2015.

Patrick Dangerfield has started 2019 in hot form, seeing BOG performances against Melbourne and Adelaide. The 2016 Brownlow medalist has once again staked his claim as one of the best players in the competition with his explosiveness from contests but also his tendency to drift forward and kick goals. The strong start by Geelong has only enhanced Dangerfield’s ability to play well and contribute to the impressive wins early in the season. His 2019 start proves to be more consistent then his Brownlow year, and we all know how he played that year. There is every chance Danger is sitting on over eight votes, making him great value with AFL betting online.

GWS Giants star Stephen Coniglio is slowly gaining more attention and attraction as one of the next superstars of the competition. Being shadowed by the “elite” list of the Giants, Coniglio has slowly but surely removed himself from the dark and has made claims as one of the better midfielders in the game today. His tremendous consistency and aerobic capacity allow him to find plenty of the ball but also kick goals from the midfield which was showcased by his performance in round 1 against Essendon by 30 plus touches and three goals.

Contested bull Patrick Cripps has been scouted from day dot to win a Brownlow before his time ends as an AFL player. Just turned 24, Cripps is almost in the prime of his career, yet he is exceeding expectations of the footy world. His ability to win the contested ball and spread with such velocity from the contests makes him one of very few players who can do so. The sheer size of Cripps overwhelms both players and viewers and we are all witness to what this man can do. Priced as a third favourite for the Brownlow in 2019, Cripps’ start puts him right in the mix early on.