That's according to AFL.com.au's Brownlow Predictor, which has Dangerfield's teammate Tim Kelly leading with a tally of 19, ahead of inspiring Carlton captain Patrick Cripps on 18.
Dangerfield, who took 'Charlie' home in 2016, is within reach of Kelly on 16.
After starting the season in red-hot touch, left knee and right ankle complaints proved problematic.
However, Dangerfield has exploded into peak form over the past fortnight.
He was immense as the Cats tore Richmond apart last Friday night, racking up 38 disposals, eight inside 50s and a goal.
The week prior, it was 29 disposals, eight clearances and two goals as Geelong overcame a brave Sydney.
With the Cats sitting pretty at 11-1, the umpires are likely to give them plenty of love when it comes to handing out their 3-2-1.
While Carlton has won just twice this year, potentially providing fewer opportunities for Cripps to poll, there won't be many fellow Blues pinching votes.
If Cripps were to win and Carlton finished bottom, it would be just the third time a wooden spoon side has supplied the League's best and fairest.
Denis 'Dinny' Ryan accomplished the feat for Fitzroy in 1936 and Hawthorn's Col Austen shared the award with South Melbourne's Ron Clegg in 1949.