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

Rams, Bengals Lead the Way in 2021 FO Awards

The FO readers agreed with AP voters on major awards, but they had the voting a lot closer. Plus results on FO-only awards such as Unit of the Year, Keep Choppin' Wood, and Best and Worst Commercial.

NFL Offseason February 22, 10:29 am ET
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NFL Offseason February 22, 10:29 am ET
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DVOA in Rams' Super Bowl LVI Win May Surprise

The Rams won Super Bowl LVI with a stronger passing performance, even though the Bengals ended up with the higher DVOA thanks to special teams. Plus: Quick Reads with all the Super Bowl LVI DYAR numbers.

NFL Super Bowl February 14, 12:12 pm ET
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NFL Super Bowl February 14, 12:12 pm ET
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