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

Hurts Making History & Playoff Scenarios! | FO Data Show

Aaron Schatz, Vince Verhei, and Bryan Knowles go live to discuss some of the most surprising statistics and look at the playoff picture through Week 13 of the 2022 NFL regular season.

NFL Week 14 December 06, 2:52 pm ET
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NFL Week 14 December 06, 2:52 pm ET
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NFL Week 13 Preview | 49ers Breakdown with David Lombardi

Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier look ahead to the best games in NFL Week 13, accompanied by stats, bets, and a guest appearance from The Athletic's David Lombardi to look at the San Francisco 49ers!

NFL Week 13 December 01, 2:40 pm ET
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NFL Week 13 December 01, 2:40 pm ET
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The Eagles Ran All Over the Packers! | FO Data Show

Aaron Schatz, Vince Verhei, and Bryan Knowles go live to discuss some of the most surprising statistics through Week 12 of the 2022 NFL regular season.

NFL Week 13 November 29, 2:01 pm ET
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NFL Week 13 November 29, 2:01 pm ET
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Can the Jets Still Make the Playoffs? | FO Data Show

Aaron Schatz, Vince Verhei, and Bryan Knowles go live to discuss some of the most surprising statistics through Week 11 of the 2022 NFL regular season, along with a discussion about the New York Jets' issues.

NFL Week 12 November 22, 2:27 pm ET
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NFL Week 12 November 22, 2:27 pm ET
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