Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz

Founder of Football Outsiders
Editor-in-Chief
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

NFL Conference Championships Preview | Schatz & Tanier

Welcome to the Schatz & Tanier show for the Super Wild Card Weekend! Aaron, Bryan, and Mike are back again to preview the conference championship matchups.

NFL Conference Championship Yesterday
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NFL Conference Championship Yesterday
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Bengals Upset Bills! | NFL Divisional Round Recap

Aaron Schatz and Bryan Knowles go live to recap all the action from the NFL Playoffs Divisional round plus look ahead to the conference championship matchups.

NFL Divisional January 23, 2:19 pm ET
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NFL Divisional January 23, 2:19 pm ET
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NFL Divisional Round Preview | Schatz & Tanier

Welcome to the Schatz & Tanier show for the Super Wild Card Weekend! Aaron and Mike are back again to preview Jaguars-Chiefs, Giants-Eagles, Bills-Bengals, and Cowboys-49ers.

NFL Divisional January 19, 2:42 pm ET
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NFL Divisional January 19, 2:42 pm ET
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Comebacks and Upsets Everywhere! | Wild-Card Weekend Recap

Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier go live to recap all the action from Super Wild Card Weekend plus look ahead to Buccaneers vs. Cowboys and some of the matchups of the divisional round.

NFL Wild Card January 16, 2:13 pm ET
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NFL Wild Card January 16, 2:13 pm ET
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