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

Seahawks No. 1 in Offensive DVOA! | DVOA Show

Aaron Schatz and Bryan Knowles join Vincent Verhei to detail every eye-popping stat from Week 4 in the NFL, along with discussing the DVOA stats from the past week.

NFL Week 6 October 11, 2022, 2:12 pm ET
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NFL Week 6 October 11, 2022, 2:12 pm ET
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NFL Week 5 Preview | Schatz & Tanier

Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier are joined by Cecil Lammey from 104.3 The Fan to go in-depth on the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Broncos and the Colts, plus the rest of the Week 5 slate.

NFL Week 5 October 06, 2022, 4:45 pm ET
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NFL Week 5 October 06, 2022, 4:45 pm ET
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Just How Good is the Seahawks Offense? | DVOA Show

Aaron Schatz and Bryan Knowles join Vincent Verhei to detail every eye-popping stat from Week 4 in the NFL.

NFL Week 5 October 04, 2022, 2:17 pm ET
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NFL Week 5 October 04, 2022, 2:17 pm ET
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The Jaguars Are For REAL | DVOA Show

All of the stats you need to know from Week 3 and the entire season so far! Plus, Lamar's MVP case and the Jaguars hot start.

NFL Week 4 September 27, 2022, 1:38 pm ET
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NFL Week 4 September 27, 2022, 1:38 pm ET
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