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

Giants at Jaguars: Hot vs. Cold | NFL Week 7 Preview

Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier are joined by Rob Weintraub to go in-depth on the matchups on the Week 7 slate.

NFL Week 7 October 20, 2022, 2:05 pm ET
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NFL Week 7 October 20, 2022, 2:05 pm ET
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Giants and Vikings 5-1 with NEGATIVE DVOA?! | FO Data Show

Aaron Schatz and Bryan Knowles join Vincent Verhei to detail every eye-popping stat from Week 6 in the NFL, along with discussing the DVOA numbers from the past week.

NFL Week 7 October 18, 2022, 1:32 pm ET
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NFL Week 7 October 18, 2022, 1:32 pm ET
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Bills-Chiefs SHOWDOWN | NFL Week 6 Preview

Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier are joined by Seth Keysor, Chief Analyst at The Athletic KC to go in-depth on the matchup between the Chiefs and Bills, plus the rest of the Week 5 slate.

NFL Week 6 October 13, 2022, 2:15 pm ET
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NFL Week 6 October 13, 2022, 2:15 pm ET
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