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Davis had just two catches on three targets for 19 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Davis was once again a non-factor, as Colin Kaepernick spread things around, completing at least one pass to 10 different players. Davis scored a pair of touchdowns in a Week 1 win at Dallas, but has done almost nothing since, while dealing with nagging injuries. He'll look to score for the first time in over two months next week at New Orleans.

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Davis (back) caught 2-of-5 targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Broncos.

Davis once again couldn't get anything going, even though the 49ers were forced into a pass-heavy approach. Colin Kaepernick mostly honed in on his deep group of wide receivers, as Anquan Boldin, Michael Crabtree, Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd combined for 30 targets. Davis may still be a bit hobbled by the back and ankle injuries he's dealt with this season, as he has just 10 receptions for 98 yards and no touchdowns over the last four games, after posting a 4-44-2 receiving line in the season opener. He's averaging just 4.6 targets per game in an offense that throws nearly half of its passes to either Crabtree or Boldin. While Davis should eventually get more involved, volume has often been an issue with him.

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Davis (back) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Davis was able to practice fully all week, a sign that he should healthy enough to see a full complement of snaps Sunday, barring any in-game setbacks.

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Davis (back) is probable for Sunday's game against Denver.

Davis practiced fully all week, so he's turned a corner in his recovery. The 49ers will probably need to throw more aggressively than they're accustomed to if they're to keep pace with Peyton Manning, so this week seems to be one of Davis' more favorable matchups on paper so long as the 49ers don't need him to help pass block against Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware.

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Davis (back) practiced in full Thursday, the 49ers' official site reports.

Davis is as healthy as he has been since the start of the season and seems to be headed for a "probable" designation when the official injury designations are released Friday.

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Davis (back) practiced in full Wednesday, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Davis was unhindered in practice for the first time since sustaining a bruised left ankle in Week 2. Along the way, back spasms started to afflict him, and he appeared in just two of four games during that stretch. As long as a setback is avoided, he should be active for a second consecutive outing Sunday in Denver, who have surrendered 10.5 YPC and two touchdowns to opposing tight ends through five contests.

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Davis (back) caught 3-of-6 targets for 30 yards in Monday's 31-17 win over the Rams.

Davis made it through the game healthy, but he also missed some excellent opportunities. He dropped a pair of easy catches, including one in the flats that would have left him with just one defender to beat for a long gain. He also collided with Vance McDonald in the end zone on a play that saw both tight ends converge on the ball without any defender to break up the pass. After turning in just his second full game of the season, Davis will likely be ready for a tough road matchup with the Broncos next week.

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Davis (back) is active and will start Monday's game against the Rams.

After missing Week 5's contest against the Chiefs, Davis is back in action, though it remains to be seen how close to 100 percent he'll be in his return and how well he'll hold up in the process. To date, Davis, who turned a two-TD effort in Week 1, has only finished one of the three games in which he's played in thus far this season.

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Davis (back) is officially questionable for Monday's game against the Rams.

Davis appears on track to return against St. Louis, despite being limited throughout the week by the back ailment. However, he was still sporting a non-contact jersey in Saturday's practice, and Davis left some wiggle room when asked about his status, telling Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times that he will decide Sunday if he can play. "I don't feel like I'm where I need to be at the moment but I'm getting there," Davis said.

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Davis (back) practiced in a non-contact jersey again Saturday, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

Although Davis was restricted from contact throughout the week, the report notes that he is likely to start Monday against the Rams, a sentiment echoed by CSN Bay Area. However, it's possible he could be on a snap count, and the Rams haven't given up more than 49 yards to a tight end all season.