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

The Jaguars Are For REAL | DVOA Show

All of the stats you need to know from Week 3 and the entire season so far! Plus, Lamar's MVP case and the Jaguars hot start.

NFL Week 4 18 hours ago
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NFL Week 4 18 hours ago
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Bengals to Allow 110.5 Sacks in 2022? | DVOA Show

Get all of the advanced statistics and analytics from the NFL games over the weekend. Aaron Schatz, Bryan Knowles, and Vincent Verhei discuss the recent DVOA ratings!

NFL Week 3 September 20, 1:51 pm ET
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NFL Week 3 September 20, 1:51 pm ET
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NFL Week 2 Preview! | Schatz & Tanier

Aaron, Mike, and Bryan discuss the biggest games for Week 2 of the NFL season. The trio provides their picks for each game along with their reasoning for each.

NFL Week 2 September 15, 2:18 pm ET
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NFL Week 2 September 15, 2:18 pm ET
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