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

Chiefs vs Chargers Battle for the AFC West

Football Outsiders experts Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier are joined by FO's Bryan Knowles and Chiefs expert, Seth Keysor from The Athletic, to discuss NFL Week 15 storylines, best bets, and predictions followed by a preview of the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers.

NFL Week 15 December 16, 2021, 9:14 am ET
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NFL Week 15 December 16, 2021, 9:14 am ET
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Redrafting The 2021 Top 5

Football Outsiders Live! takes your questions for another Ask Me Anything (AMA). Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier hosted this week's AMA with special guest and FO contributor, J.P. Acosta.

NFL Week 15 December 15, 2021, 9:13 am ET
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NFL Week 15 December 15, 2021, 9:13 am ET
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