In some fantasy sports leagues, a selling tax is imposed to add a strategic element to player transactions. When a team trades or sells a player, a portion of the value received (either in points or budget) is deducted as a tax. This mechanic simulates real-world scenarios where teams must consider financial implications in their player transactions.
The selling tax encourages players to think more deeply about their roster moves, weighing the immediate benefits of a trade against the long-term impact on their team’s financial health or point total. It adds a layer of realism and complexity, making the fantasy sports experience more engaging and challenging.