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.

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2022 Award Predictions: Most Valuable Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Donald may be the platonic ideals of MVP and DPOY, but who else has a chance to slip in?

NFL Preseason Week 3 August 31, 10:00 am ET
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NFL Preseason Week 3 August 31, 10:00 am ET
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2022 Stat Leader Predictions: Can Anyone Catch Cooper Kupp?

Aaron and Bryan turn their attention to individual stats as our preseason odds review continues! Can anyone catch the chalk picks of Patrick Mahomes, Jonathan Taylor, and Cooper Kupp?

NFL Preseason Week 3 August 30, 10:09 am ET
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NFL Preseason Week 3 August 30, 10:09 am ET
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