COLLINGWOOD might get a chance to redeem last week's failure but Dane Swan won't - at least not in Toyota's AFL Dream Team competition.
While last Friday's game against Geelong counted little for the Magpies, it was vital for fantasy players as it coincided with grand final week.
Like many of his Magpies teammates, Swan endured a poor night at the office, collecting just 84 points - his second lowest score for the whole season.
The only consolation for Swan's 173,000 coaches - nearly 57 per cent of the competition - is that because he was such a popular player, the pain was widely spread.
It was just the fifth time this season Swan failed to reach 100 and it cost him the chance to finish the season as the highest-scoring player.
That honour was claimed by fellow Magpies midfielder Scott Pendlebury, who started the final round in front, four points clear of Swan, and stayed there thanks to his 106 against the Cats.
Pendlebury had to stave off a charge by Western Bulldogs skipper Matthew Boyd, whose 155 was enough to pass Swan but was 14 short of top spot.
Carlton's Marc Murphy and Brisbane youngster Jack Redden rounded out the top five.
Blues left-footer Kade Simpson was the best for round 24, posting a whopping 163, while Gary Ablett, Daniel Cross and Paul Chapman also finished the season in style.
The bargain of the week was Gold Coast's Brandon Matera, who scored a season-high 133 - not bad for a player valued at less than $200,000.
The season's most improved player was Fremantle's Tendai Mzungu, whose value swelled from $97,600 to nearly $334,000 by year's end.
Dream Team's other big movers were Gold Coast's mature-age recruit Danny Stanley, Hawthorn's Isaac Smith, Essendon young gun Dyson Heppell and Geelong forward Allen Christensen.
At the other end, Melbourne skipper Brad Green, Port Adelaide veteran Kane Cornes and Sydney's Nick Malceski cost big money but lost a lot of value.
Congratulations to Marcus, who is the owner of a new FJ Cruiser after his team, JettaVendetta, claimed season honours by just 75 points.