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Aaron Schatz

Founder of Football Outsiders
Creator of DVOA and DYAR
Boston, 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

Full Plate of Playoff Implications and NFL Week 12 Preview

Football Outsiders experts Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier assemble with FO's Vince Verhei and Derrik Klassen to preview Thanksgiving games going into NFL Week 12 of the 2021-22 NFL season.

NFL Week 12 • November 24, 9:00 am ET
NFL Week 12 • November 24, 9:00 am ET
Giants Fire OC Jason Garrett Aaron Schatz 23 Nov 2021, 02:28pm

The Giants fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, whose offense was 27th in DVOA so far this season, following last night's 30-10 loss to Tampa Bay on Monday Night Football.

FO on ESPN's Daily Wager Today! Aaron Schatz 16 Nov 2021, 02:10pm

Just a note to all FO readers to check out The Daily Wager on ESPN2 this afternoon, as Football Outsiders' editor-in-chief Aaron Schatz will be appearing from Las Vegas around 6:30pm Eastern.

Odell Beckham to Sign with Rams Aaron Schatz 11 Nov 2021, 03:47pm

Reports are now in that Odell Beckham will sign with the Los Angeles Rams. It's a good signing for him if he wants to compete for a championship, but how many targets are there for him in that Rams offense that has other excellent receivers such as Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods?

Cam Newton Returns to Panthers Aaron Schatz 11 Nov 2021, 12:11pm

Cam Newton has agreed to terms to return to the Carolina Panthers. After Sam Darnold's injury (and awful play), Newton will probably take over as the starting quarterback sometime in the next couple weeks. A little closure after the Panthers just quietly released him following the 2019 season.