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 Week 18 Preview | Schatz & Tanier

Aaron Schatz, Mike Tanier, and Bryan Knowles look ahead to the best games in NFL Week 18, and talk about the biggest implications for the NFL playoff picture!

NFL Week 18 January 05, 2:25 pm ET
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NFL Week 18 January 05, 2:25 pm ET
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NFL Week 17 Preview | Playoff Pushes! | Schatz & Tanier

Aaron Schatz, Derrik Klassen, and Steven Ruiz of The Ringer look ahead to the best games in NFL Week 17, accompanied by stats, bets, and the biggest implications for the NFL playoffs picture!

NFL Week 17 December 29, 2022, 2:44 pm ET
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NFL Week 17 December 29, 2022, 2:44 pm ET
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Nathaniel Hackett Fired + Playoff Nonsense | FO Stats 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 16 of the 2022 NFL regular season.

NFL Week 17 December 27, 2022, 2:37 pm ET
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NFL Week 17 December 27, 2022, 2:37 pm ET
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NFL Week 16 Preview | Schatz & Tanier

Aaron Schatz, Derrik Klassen, and Mike Tanier look ahead to the best games in NFL Week 16, accompanied by stats, bets, and the biggest implications for the playoff picture!

NFL Week 16 December 22, 2022, 2:38 pm ET
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NFL Week 16 December 22, 2022, 2:38 pm ET
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