Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz

Founder of Football Outsiders
Creator of DVOA and DYAR
Worcester, MA

Compared to Bill James by The New York Times Magazine, and attributed as a “founding father of football analytics” by The Ringer, AARON SCHATZ is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of Football Outsiders. Aaron is also the creator of most of the original statistical methods (DVOA, DYAR) used in NFL analysis on this website, as well as Lead Writer, Editor, and Statistician on the book series Football Outsiders Almanac  (published since 2009). He also writes for ESPN.com and ESPN+, and appears weekly during the NFL season on the Off The Charts podcast. During the 2011 season, he was a regular panelist on the ESPN2 show Numbers Never Lie. Before Football Outsiders, Aaron spent five years as a radio host at WBRU Providence and WKRO Daytona Beach, and three years as the writer and producer of the Lycos 50, the Internet's foremost authority on the people, places, and things that are searched online. He has written on sports, politics, and taxes for a number of publications including The New RepublicThe New York TimesThe Boston GlobeSlateThe American Prospect, and the Boston Phoenix. Aaron resides in Worcester, Massachusetts and yes, is a New England Patriots fan.

Aaron Schatz's Archive

Rule Changes: Third QB, Thursday Flex Aaron Schatz 22 May 2023, 05:14pm

The NFL passed a couple of important rule changes at the owners' meetings today, including the return of the third QB rule and flex scheduling for Thursday nights.

Jim Brown Dead at 87 Aaron Schatz 19 May 2023, 03:30pm

Jim Brown, considered one of the greatest players in NFL history as well as a legendary civil rights advocate, passed away today at the age of 87. Discuss his life here.

NFL 2023 Schedule Release Aaron Schatz 10 May 2023, 09:49am

The NFL began releasing the 2023 schedule on Wednesday and will finish on Thursday evening.

2023 NFL Draft Round 1 Recap | Schatz & Tanier

Aaron Schatz, Mike Tanier, and Benjamin Robinson from Grinding The Mocks are here to recap the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft! Join the guys as they review their winners and losers, current rookie of the year odds, 2024 first overall pick odds, and the best available players still up for grabs in Round 2 of the NFL Draft.

NFL Draft April 28, 2:06 pm ET
NFL Draft April 28, 2:06 pm ET