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Hot Giant bounds into Brownlow contention

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A HOT start by Greater Western Sydney midfielder Stephen Coniglio has seen him sneak under the radar to be in early Brownlow Medal contention.

AFL.com.au's Brownlow predictor has Coniglio in equal second place after four matches.

He sits alongside last year's winner, Dustin Martin, on eight votes.

Prolific Hawthorn ball-winner Tom Mitchell sits at the head of the field with a tally of nine.

Coniglio, 24, has averaged 28 disposals in the first month of the season as the Giants sit on top of the ladder with a 3-1 record.

He is the only player to poll in every game so far and sits on the seventh line of betting with CrownBet at $26, as of Tuesday afternoon.

Martin is the favourite at $4 while Mitchell trails him closely at $4.50.

In-form Collingwood ruckman Brodie Grundy has notched up seven votes and represents value with the bookmaker, at $67.