Taking a look at the snap counts across the NFL in the season's first week is a revealing exercise.

After months of hearing coach-speak and seeing snippets of action, we finally got to see how players will be utilized in games.

Of course, coaches are always looking to make adjustments. There are players who saw the field too much and those who should be utilized more often or in better ways.

Based on team situation and player talent, these guys should be getting a bigger opportunity in Week 2.


WR Treylon Burks, Tennessee Titans

Treylon Burks had an up-and-down offseason that included some asthma-related conditioning issues, so it should come as no surprise that he played a reduced role in his debut.

He saw just 37 percent of the Tennessee Titans' offensive snaps, playing a significant amount less than fellow rookie receiver Kyle Phillips, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Robert Woods.

Despite the lack of action, Burks was one of the team's most efficient receivers. He commanded a 33.7 percent share of the team's air yards in the passing game. Ja'Marr Chase, for example, had 34.7 percent of the Bengals' air yards, per Next Gen Stats.

Only Deebo Samuel averaged more separation than Burks (4.9 yards) last week. So when he was on the field, he was running routes and getting open. He brought in three of his five targets for 55 yards.

The Titans passing game flat out needs more from its receivers. Phillips led the way with six catches for 66 yards. Running back Dontrell Hilliard was second in receiving with 61 yards.

Burks showed the ability to get open and make plays. Now he has to see more of the field to make a bigger impact.


DT Jordan Davis, Philadelphia Eagles

Jordan Davis was a part-time player at Georgia, so it should come as no surprise that the hulking defensive tackle was a rotational player for the Philadelphia Eagles in his NFL debut.

The 6'6", 336-pounder played just 22 defensive snaps (32 percent) in the team's 38-35 win over the Detroit Lions. While he had just two tackles, his impact against the run was noticeable.

Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports noted that on the 22 plays Davis was on the field, the Lions had 14 rushes for 43 yards (3.1 per carry). When he was off, they gave up 138 yards on 14 carries (9.9).

The Eagles also didn't tackle particularly well.