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

ESPN: Best Second-Year Players of 2022

ESPN+ asked me to put together this list of the best second-year players in 2022. Some tough choices at quarterback, running back, offensive tackle, and cornerback, but a way to highlight some great players while rookies are busy getting all the attention.

NFL Week 11 November 18, 2022, 9:38 am ET
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NFL Week 11 November 18, 2022, 9:38 am ET
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Are the Vikings Good or Just Lucky? | FO Data Show

Aaron Schatz, Vince Verhei, and Bryan Knowles go live to discuss some of the most surprising statistics through Week 10 of the 2022 NFL regular season.

NFL Week 11 November 15, 2022, 2:31 pm ET
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NFL Week 11 November 15, 2022, 2:31 pm ET
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NFL Week 10 Preview | SIS' Most Underrated Players

Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier look ahead to the best games in NFL Week 10, accompanied by stats, bets, and a guest appearance from SIS's Matt Manocherian to look at the NFL's most underrated players!

NFL Week 10 November 10, 2022, 3:23 pm ET
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NFL Week 10 November 10, 2022, 3:23 pm ET
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Was Firing Frank Reich the Right Call? | FO Data Show

Aaron Schatz, Vince Verhei, and Bryan Knowles go live to discuss some of the most surprising statistics through Week 9 of the 2022 NFL regular season.

NFL Week 10 November 08, 2022, 2:44 pm ET
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NFL Week 10 November 08, 2022, 2:44 pm ET
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Are the Falcons Making the Playoffs? | NFL Week 9 Preview

Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier look ahead to the best games on the NFL Week 9 slate, accompanied by stats, bets, and more!

NFL Week 9 November 03, 2022, 2:12 pm ET
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NFL Week 9 November 03, 2022, 2:12 pm ET
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Can the Eagles Stay Undefeated? | FO Data Show

Aaron Schatz, Vince Verhei, and Bryan Knowles go live to discuss some of the most surprising statistics through Week 8 of the 2022 NFL regular season.

NFL Week 9 November 01, 2022, 2:54 pm ET
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NFL Week 9 November 01, 2022, 2:54 pm ET
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